Lakes Region Business Resource Fair


Sep 11, 2013
07:30 AM until 03:00 PM


Join the Belknap Economic Development Council and the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair!

7:30 - 7:45: Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:45 - 8:45: Information Session Affordable Care Act & Small Businesses (presented by:  Amy Bassett, Small Business Administration; Ray Hurd, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services; Katherine DeForest, Esq of Sulloway & Hollis PLLC)

8:45 - 9:15: Understanding Commercial Insurance (presented by:  Ted Fodero, Melcher & Prescott; Randy Eifert, Cross Insurance)

9:15 - 9:45: Basics of Getting Government Contracts (presented by: David Pease, NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program; Jonathan Gardner, City of Laconia Purchasing Department)

9:45 - 10:15: Bootstrapping Your Business (presented by: Carmen Lorentz, Belknap EDC with moderated discussion of free low-cost tech tools such as Weebly, CutePDF Writer & Editor, Wave, Mailchimp, FreeConference

10:15 - 10:45: Business Support Organizations (presented by John Plummer, SCORE; Ken Wilson, Belknap EDC; Karmen Gifford, LR Chamber of Commerce; Michael Tentnowski, Enterprise Center at Plymouth)

10:45 - 11:00: Networking Time

11:00 - 11:30: Defining & Finding Your Target Market (presented by Debbie Bolduc, BizBuzz Marketing Partners)

11:30 - Noon  Sales & Networking - The Importance of Branding Yourself (Warren Bailey, Comcast Spotlight)

Noon - 1:00: Buffet Lunch with a Panel of Local Entrepreneurs (hear how they went into business, why, their goals, challenges and success stories)

1:00 - 3:00: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business In N.H. (presented by: Angela Martin, Devine Millimet Attorneys at Law)

We hope you will join us for the morning, afternoon or full day to gather great information, business resources and networking opportunities geared toward human resources professionals, small business owners, business leaders, finance managers, procurement or sales and marketing personnel, and entrepreneurs looking to start a business.  Please register to assist us with plans for seating and headcounts for continental breakfast and our buffet lunch.  Cost is $15 per person.





Taylor Community Woodside Building
Laconia, NH

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Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce



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